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Your EO Cheat Sheet: Where to Apply Roll-Ons

by Edens Garden April 26, 2019

Your EO Cheat Sheet: Where to Apply Roll-Ons

You come home from a long day of work to find a package waiting for you at your door. And not just any package — anEdens Gardenpackage. Huzzah! Yournew roll-ons have arrived, so you rip through the packaging in record time and uncover the gems within. At last, you hold the roll-ons in your hand and uncap them. But wait? Where should you apply them?

If you can relate, then look no further. We’ve broken down where to apply your roll-ons based on their uses, so you can rest assured you’re receiving maximum benefits.

Perfume: If you’re applying a roll-on simply because you love it and want to be surrounded by your favorite aromas, then apply it to your pulse points. The pulse points are warmer areas on your body. When oils are applied to pulse points, they are gently warmed, amplifying aromas, allowing you to enjoy your roll-ons to the fullest.

Physical ailments: When it comes to pain, inflammation and skin issues, roll-ons can be applied directly to the area of concern. For headaches, roll-ons are best applied to the temples and head; for digestion, apply to the stomach. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, as roll-ons are typically diluted higher for spot treatment. So no need douse the area of concern.

Repellent: Keep bugs at bay by applying your roll-on to pulse points and exposed areas. For example, if your limbs are exposed, apply the roll-on in a short line down your forearms and biceps as well as your shins and outer thighs. You will want to apply a moderate amount of oil.

Respiratory: For respiratory related ailments, it is best to inhale the oil directly. The best way to inhale oils directly is to apply the roll-on underneath your nose or to pulse points on or near the face (such as the neck and temples). You can also apply to the chest for coughs and infections.

Mental concerns: Emotional and sleep-related issues are often best complemented by essential oils when inhaled. As such, apply your roll-on to pulse points near or around your face.

Sickness and immunity: When it comes to sickness and immunity, you will want to absorb the oils as best you can. The skin is generally thinner around the pulse points, which allows for easier absorption. Again, this makes it the ideal area for application. This also means that the bottoms of your feet and palms would not be an ideal application area, as skin is thickest there.

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Edens Garden

July 27, 2020 at 8:50 am

Hi Kim! We do not have a diagram of pulse point locations but that is a wonderful idea! There are pulse points on the temples where you can apply your oils.


July 27, 2020 at 8:41 am

So you have a diagram of the pulse points? I am especially wondering for: pulse points near or around your face. I googled but am not certain.

Kris crane

October 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

Thank you so much for the education! I love all the pointers!


July 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

This is extremely informative and will change how I apply – usually soles of feet! Thank you.

Edens Garden

June 3, 2019 at 9:35 am

Hi Joanne! Roll-ons are prediluted with carrier oil, so you don’t have to add or use anymore carrier oil, unless you so desire.

Sandra LaCroix

June 3, 2019 at 9:18 am

I love Essential Oils and I love Eden Garden! I love all the information you always put out there! Thank you!

Joanne Chandler

June 3, 2019 at 9:18 am

Thank you. Do I need to use a carrier oil before I apply a roll on?

Robin Vargas

May 22, 2019 at 10:53 am

This is the most helpful article I have read about essential oils and how to apply them I have looked so many places I’m fishes it thank you so much really helpful

Edens Garden

April 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm

Hi Marie! For specific medical recommendations, we suggest working with your doctor and an aromatherapist who can provide you with safe guidelines that meet your individual needs.

Marie Buccellato

April 29, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Love the Sleep Ease roll on. Where is the best spot to apply for insomnia?